Archives Puzzles: Claiming the Renwick Gallery

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Each Monday, sit back, relax, and ease into the work week with puzzles created from images in our collections that have been designated as open access. Anyone can now download, transform, share, and reuse these images as part of Smithsonian Open Access, launched in 2020.

This week’s puzzle features what we know today as the Renwick Gallery, part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The Second-Empire-style building was designed by James Renwick Jr., the architect of the Smithsonian Castle, to house the art collection of philanthropist William Wilson Corcoran. Between 1899 and 1964, the former gallery was home to the U.S. Court of Appeals, pictured here in 1919. Read more about how the space came to be part of the Smithsonian on our website.  

The Original

Crowds walk on the sidewalk across the street from the Renwick Gallery.

The Puzzle

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